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  • Earlier this week, Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society, spoke out against potential cuts to fertility services following the launch of a public consultation on the funding of IVF by Richmond’s clinical commissioning group (CCG) as it looks to save £13 million in the next financial year. In its proposals Richmond CCG […]

  • Fertility problems are a recognised medical condition, yet in England just 4 out of 209 local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) provide access to the recommended clinical treatment: 3 full cycles of IVF. Instead, the majority of CCGs ration NHS fertility services based on postcode and arbitrary non-medical criteria. If, like us, Fertility Network UK, you […]

  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR BFS STUDY WEEK 2017 To be held on 19-22 June, at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, Kensington. REGISTER HERE – Early Bird booking deadline 30 March 2017 With limited places, we recommend you book now at 2016 prices and before the Early Bird deadline to secure your place and also benefit from your […]

  • Today there is a backbench business debate in the House of Commons about the funding of fertility treatments. MP Steve McCabe will lead the debate.   Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society said:   “The British Fertility Society welcomes this important debate taking place today. It will help raise the issue of […]

  • The first baby has been born in the Ukraine using pronuclear transfer, a technique used in mitochondrial donation.   Dr Jane Stewart, Secretary of the British Fertility Society (BFS) and Consultant in Reproductive Medicine at the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life said:   “Pronuclear Transfer for mitochondrial disease involves fertilising the mother’s egg and then […]

  • Currently there is insufficient funding provided by the NHS. Furthermore the amount of funding varies widely around the country – there really is a “post code lottery” and a huge amount of unfairness. Overall, this year has seen sustained disinvestment in England. Only 17% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) fund 3 cycles, another 17% fund […]

  • Inform the House of Commons debate on IVF and other NHS fertility services   Is it fair that IVF access should be determined by a series of local rationing and budgetary decisions or is it a medical entitlement that should be available to all?   Join the Facebook debate and share your thoughts, experiences and […]

  • IVF treatment needs a more holistic and individualised approach, a world leader in fertility and reproductive health will say today at the Fertility 2017 conference in Edinburgh.   Fertility 2017 is the 10th joint conference of the UK Fertility Societies: the Association of Clinical Embryologists, the British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction & […]

  • Today (5 January) marks the start of the 10th joint conference of the UK Fertility Societies: the Association of Clinical Embryologists, the British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction & Fertility.   The world of fertility and reproductive medicine is a very exciting one and is constantly evolving. From the latest developments in mitochondrial […]

  • BFS Members are welcome to attend the next BFS AGM, to be held on Friday 6 January from 12.20-13.00, in the FINTRY room, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. (This is being held during the Joint Fertility 2017 Conference) Please view the minutes of the previous AGM here. (PDF) Which was held on 08 January 2016, at the […]